CMA Awards 2019 Host, Presenters, Performers, Live Stream and Everything Else to Know

Some of the biggest names in music will come together for the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. The 53rd annual ceremony will celebrate a particularly interesting year of country music with the appearance of newcomers like Lil Nas X, whose record-breaking smash hit "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, was honored with music video of the year nominations while fan favorites like Kacey Musgraves picked up several nominations from music video of the year to female vocalist of the year.

As she has in the past 12 years of CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood is slated to serve as the mistress of ceremonies, but this time she'll be without her longtime co-host Brad Paisley. Instead, Underwood will be on host duty along with country music legends Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

Everything to Know About the 2019 CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood accepts the award for Female Vocalist of the Year onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016, in Nashville. Underwood will host the awards show on November 13. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Underwood told ABC News fans could expect a thrilling night of entertainment with Parton and McEntire by her side from the very start of the show. "It's gonna be a big opening number kicked off by myself and Dolly and Reba," she said on Wednesday.

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"Just kind of going back and forth [between] some of the favorite songs from women throughout our history, either the artists singing them or being represented by newer artists, just kind of having this moment," Underwood continued. "Hopefully everybody will just be like, 'Yes, that was amazing!' and set the tone for the rest of the night."

Others expected to belt out renowned country songs throughout the night include Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Maren Morris and the Highwomen ensemble Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires. Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton are also expected to bring their nominated hit "Dive Bar" to the stage in addition to performances from Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osburne and Chris Stapleton.

Artists like Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Cody Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde and dozens of others aren't just expected to flood the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where the ceremony will be held on Wednesday, but they'll be handing out awards and taking them home, too.

Folks at home can tune into the show live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, coverage of the red carpet live show is slated to begin at 6 p.m. ET on the network. Viewers can tune into both events via live stream on the official CMA Awards website as well as ABC's website and app. However, a cable provider login is needed to access the streams.

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